SERVE at Home - Assemble Warm-Weather Kits for SEARCH Homeless


Family Volunteering

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2 hours
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Houston, TX 77002
United States

Drop kits off at 2015 Congress Street Houston, TX 77002 between 8am and 4pm. Please complete this form to let us know you've completed the activity! Don't forget to take a photo to share with us!

Activity Description

SERVE at Home is a way for your family to spread kindness and help our community on your own, anytime, anywhere! We want to keep Houston volunteering all week long! Let's make warm-weather kits for SEARCH Homeless Services to distribute to its clients.

For this activity, you will work with your family at home to assemble warm-weather kits for SEARCH to hand out to their clients.  SEARCH helps people living on the streets who face an elevated risk of displacement and unsafe conditions. Your family can help make a difference for them.

You will need to provide the supplies for this activity. You can complete this activity on your own anytime during the month.

Activity Requirements

  • This activity is great for all ages. 
  • You will choose three or more items from this list and place them in Ziploc bags to create warm-weather kits. You can also write encouraging notes to go in each kit.
  • Our program is designed to be a family experience. We want parents and caregivers to work alongside their child(ren) for all our Family Volunteering activities.

Activity Directions

Prepare sandwich- or quart-sized Ziploc-style bags including the following items to help address summer health, hygiene, and weather concerns.

  • One or two laundry detergent pods in snack-sized plastic bags (in case of leaks)
  • Travel- or full-sized deodorant
  • Pair of socks
  • Rain poncho
  • Pack of insect repellant (example here)
  • Pack of sunscreen (example here)
  • Travel pack of tissues
  • 8-oz water bottle
  • Optional encouraging note: Any paper like construction, notebook, index card, etc. works great for this, and writing the notes is often a nice way to involve children in the project. We ask that your words of affirmation avoid religious references and sharing personal details such as your last name or contact information. Thank you!

Drop-Off Address:  2015 Congress Street Houston, TX 77002

Drop-Off Instructions:

Please drop off your snack packs at the SEARCH main building Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. You are encouraged to call and schedule a drop-off time by contacting Krys or Curt at 713-739-7752. Please let them know you are dropping off on behalf of Generation SERVE.

More About Our Partner

SEARCH provides hope, creates opportunity, and transforms lives for thousands of men, women, and children who are trying to break free from the cycle of poverty and homelessness in Houston. SEARCH Houston's Mobile Outreach team is in need of warm-weather kits to distribute to individuals living on the streets who are experiencing homelessness.

Tell Us When You're Finished

Please complete this form to let us know you've completed the activity! We would love to see pictures of your family working together to complete this activity, so please take a photo to share with us! You can submit the photo through our form.

Support Generation SERVE

A $10 donation would help us continue developing new activities and ways for families to spread kindness throughout the community. You also can become a family sponsor to support us in providing fun volunteer opportunities for other families! Thank you for your support and generosity! We appreciate it!

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